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My dog is a 12 lb Malkie, 6.5 years old. Earlier today he was romping on the beach and in the ocean. While on the beach, he pooped yellow diarrhea. He is usually alert, active but he has been slow for the past few hours. It is hot here, but he has been drinking and eating fine. When he laid down, he was not panting (mouth was closed) but he was taking ~65 short breaths per minute.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

He is asleep now and the breathing has slowed but the effort seems to be on the exhale Koda

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

No. Very active...runs with me. Playful.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

I am one of the veterinarians authorized on this site to answer questions by text and/or phone

If you would like to just text then please ignore the phone call request from the site

This still could be overheating

Lets manage for that and see how he responds over the next hour

And we can also treat for the diarrhea

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok. Could heat affect him this many hours after the fact?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The # I provided is to my sister. I am a US military member living in Germany and I am currently in the Netherlands for the weekend
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

It sure could

Lets spray him down with cool water and put a fan on him

Give him Aspirin at 10.0 mg/pound with a little food now

Update me in an hour

Paul

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago

My number is +** ***********

Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do not have aspirin but I will spray him with cool water now and put him in front of the fan.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

Okay that is fine

Update me in an hour and let me know how he is doing

You can rate me now- I will leave link open so no more costs

Paul

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have a video of the sound he's been makingType of Animal: Dog
Gender: Male
Age: 6.5
Name of Dog: Koda
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